Monday, January 26, 2009

Now that spring's over ...

Outdoor work on the Diamond and Caldor Railbus No. 10 came to an abrupt halt Friday. A series of winter storms that slammed into the engine house made outdoor welding unsafe. The crew turned to other projects.

So, after two weeks of productive spring-like weather, all work moved indoors. Outside of some shop cleanup and design work, the two machinists were the most productive crewmen.

Sam Thompson steadily carves the middle eccentric for the Diamond and Caldor Shay No. 4 out of a large piece of cast iron. This photo, taken on Saturday, January 10, 2009, shows Sam's early progress. As of this past Saturday, the eccentric was starting to take shape. I'll post a photograph next week.

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